American West Book Discussion: The American West

  • Date(s): Monday, February 6th 2023
  • Time: 6 p.m.
  • Location: Niobrara County Library

The winter library book discussion series will feature books about the American West and will include the Niobrara Reads book, Threads West. Barb Baker returns to lead the discussions; stop by the library to register and pick up the first book.

The series kicks off with The American West by Dee Brown on Monday, February 6 at 6 p.m. The book begins with the demise of the Native Americans of the Plains. Brown depicts the onrush of the burgeoning cattle trade and the waves of immigrants who ultimately “settled” the land. In the retelling of this oft-told saga, Brown has demonstrated once again his abilities as a master storyteller and an entertaining popular historian. This is epic history at its best and popular history at its most readable.